1707Graeme Garden presents a tongue-in-cheek look at the supposed antipathy between the Scots and the English, and how it manifests itself in the field of comedy.
Graeme Garden asks what's so funny about England and Scotland? Why do the inhabitants laugh at different things, and at each other?
This is a journey through the comedy stereotypes of England and Scotland, from bowler-hatted gentlemen of the south to Tam O'Shanter wearers of the north.


  • This was first broadcast on Radio 4, then on Radio Scotland as part of the 1707 series of features.

Broadcast Dates

  • 20070331 (Radio 4)
  • 20070530 (Radio Scotland)
  • 20070531 (Radio Scotland)